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Ion Bank Foundation Announces 10th Annual Community Awards Program Winners

The Ion Bank Foundation announced the winners of its 10th Annual Community Awards Program at a special ceremony awarding grants totaling $68,700 to 170 local non-profit organizations.

The program, which took place from Feb 1 through March 31, encouraged Ion Bank customers to vote for a local charity of their choice to receive a grant from the Foundation. Over 2,685 customers voted this year which was an increase of votes received in last year’s program. The Ion Bank Foundation designated $60,000 for the program but because it has grown in popularity and so many votes were received, the grants payout totaled more than $68,700.

“This program is a wonderful collaboration between our customers, Foundation and the organizations that our customers feel have the most impact to local communities,” said David Rotatori, Ion Bank President & CEO. “Our customers are very passionate about their local charities and this program is a wonderful way for them to recognize those organizations and help us decide how our Foundation’s funds are distributed.”

2019 Community Awards Recipients

St. Francis of Assisi Church $3,275
Middlebury Senior Center $1,750
Theresa’s Battleship Foundation, Inc. $1,750
St. Anthony Church $1,625
Whiskers Pet Rescue Inc. $1,425
Beacon Falls Congregational Church $1,150
Howard Whittemore Memorial Library $1,125
Saint Vincent Ferrer Church $1,050
St. John of the Cross Mission Trip $1,050
Better Days Rescue Fund $1,000
Area Cooperative Educational Services – ACES $950
Brass City Rescue Alliance $950
St. Bridget School $900
Jane Doe No More, Inc. $875
Prospect Senior Center $875
Naugatuck United Methodist Church $850
Children’s Community School $800
Prospect Congregational Church $800
Coco’s Animal Rescue Efforts of Seymour Cares $775
Three Saints Orthodox Church $750
Seven Angels Theatre $725
Seymour Pink Inc. $725
Ecumenical Food Bank $700
Oxford United Church of Christ Congregational $700
St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Waterbury, Inc $700
Thank Dog Rescue $700
The Animal Haven, Inc. $700
Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center $675
House of Heroes Connecticut $675
Where the Love Is, Inc. $675
Arts for Learning Connecticut $650
Connecticut Food Bank $650
MVFD Ladies Auxiliary $650
Naugatuck YMCA $650
Oxford Historical Society, Inc. $650
Peter J. Foley Little League Inc. $650
Naugatuck High School Swimming and Diving $650
Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. $625
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury $625
Naugatuck High School Greyhound Band Association $625
Naugatuck Special Olympics $625
Naugatuck Historical Society $600
Oxford Special Olympics $600
Palace Theater $600
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury $575
Cheshire Strawberry Festival – First Congregational Church $550
Ansonia Rotary Club $525
Volunteer Fire Department of Prospect $525
Boys & Girls Club of Meriden $500
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust $500
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society $500
Hillside Covenant Church $475
Team Beta $475
The Panther Project – FRC Robotics Team 2064 $475
Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Inc. $450
Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc. $450
Franciscan Life Center Network Inc. $450
Housatonic Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America $450
The Susie Foundation $450
Naugatuck Senior Center $425
TEAM, Inc. $425
Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. $400
Friends of the Oxford Library $400
GIL Foundation, Inc. $400
St. Mary Magdalen School $400
Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars $400
Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Inc. $400
Friends of the Beacon Falls Library $375
Gallery 53/Arts & Crafts Association of Meriden, Inc. $375
Naugatuck Youth Services $375
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition $375
The Congregational Church of Naugatuck $375
Naugatuck Community Choir $350
Derby Historical Society $325
Naugatuck Baseball League $325
Naugatuck High School Soccer Booster Club $325
Woodbury Lions Club Foundation, Inc. $325
Friends of the Ansonia Library $300
NAMI Waterbury $300
Oxford Land Trust $300
Project Purple $300
Kellys Kids Inc. $275
Naugatuck Community Band $275
Naugatuck Teen Theater $275
Pinebrook City Assembly of God $275
Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut $275
Waterbury Arc $275
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury $250
Easter Seals Greater Waterbury $250
Friends of the Meriden Public Library $250
Girls Inc. of Meriden $250
Immanuel Lutheran Church $250
Ball & Socket Arts $225
Family Intervention Center, Inc. $225
Greater Waterbury YMCA $225
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians $225
Naugatuck Education Foundation $225
Naugatuck Rotary $225
Seymour Tradition $225
St. George’s Episcopal Church $225
Friends of the Watertown Library Association $200
Girl Scouts of Connecticut $200
Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries $200
Naugatuck Beautification $200
Naugatuck Garden Club $200
StayWell Health Care, Inc. $200
The Lutheran Home of Southbury $200
United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls $200
Watertown Historical Society $200
Abilities Without Boundaries $175
Audubon Center Bent of the River $175
Calvary Chapel Southbury $175
Griffin Hospital $175
Hilltop Hose Company #5 $175
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School $175
Pomperaug Pop Warner Football Association $175
Spanish Community of Wallingford aka Comunidad Hispana de Wallingford $175
St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church $175
The Voice of Art Inc. $175
Are You Dense, Inc. $150
Children’s Center of Hamden $150
CT Titans Softball $150
Madre Latina Organization Inc. $150
Naugatuck Campership Fund $150
Southmayd Home, Inc. $150
United Way of Greater Waterbury $150
Brass City Harvest Inc. $125
Girls Inc. of Western Connecticut $125
Master’s Manna, Inc. $125
Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury $125
Seymour Lions Club, Inc. $125
Silver City Junior Motorsports $125
Christ Episcopal Church $100
First Congregational Church of Cheshire $100
Mattatuck Museum $100
Midstate Arc, Inc. $100
Sacred Heart Church – Mission Trip $100
Seeds of Hope for Haiti Inc. $100
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra $100
Wolcott Girls Softball $100
Annie C. Courtney Foundation $100
Clifford Beers Clinic $100
Granville Academy of Waterbury $100
Greater Waterbury Campership Fund $100
Habitat for Humanity Sleeping Giant Build $100
Naugatuck Partnership for Children $100
Naugatuck Valley Community College Foundation $100
Restoration Springs $100
The Ronald Perille Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund $100
Adam’s house – Adam Wysota Foundation $100
Camp Rising Sun $100
Castle Craig Players $100
Hamden-North Haven YMCA $100
Mariachi Academy of New England $100
Master’s Table Community Meals $100
Meriden Youth Travel Baseball $100
New Foundations Inc. $100
P.L.A.C.E. Children’s Museum and Creative Arts Center $100
Prospect Lions Club $100
Prospect Scholarship Foundation, Inc. $100
Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation $100
Waterbury Exchange Club Charitable Foundation $100
Cheshire Youth Baseball and Softball $100
Futbol Friends International $100
Hoops4Life, Inc. $100
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven $100
Ulbrich Boys & Girls Club $100
Wallingford Emergency Shelter – Columbus House $100
Wallingford Public Access Association, Inc $100
Watertown First Robot, Inc. $100
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